Two Hearted Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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Ratings: 9,995 | Reviews: 3,028 | Display Reviews Only:
4.4/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A: Poured form a Boston Round growler into a pint glass. A nice, 1-finger ecru head appeared and dissipated into a thin ring around the outside of the glass. The color is golden straw in hue, and semi-hazed in texture. Really inviting.
S: Smooth and balanced, with a nice hop citrus blending evenly with an almost orang-juice sweetness. A mild malt character carries the smell through, with other notes of pine forest, wood, earth, and grass. Overall it's light on the nose.
T: Wow, this is not your standard-issue IPA, and yet follows similar flavor profiles. Some intangibles here that definitely kick it up a notch in my book. A nice, even-keeled taste in the mouth with a good hop/malt balance, followed by a slightly sharp swallow, and a bitter aftertaste. Smooth and blended the whole way, with no one flavor dominating. Tastes a lot like it smells. Flavor notes of citrus wedges dusted with sugar, flower petals, some great hop pine/floral notes right at the back of the tongue, and a light grain backbone. Superbly crafted.
M: Smooth, clean, and with just a touch of bite and bitterness on the swallow. It has all of the characteristics of a great IPA without leaning heavily on any one. Well-rounded, easy-drinking, and it feels great in the mouth.
O: This beer has all of the flavor of the IPA without some of the palate-crushing bitterness or harsh strength often seen. It's not a "big" IPA, but it's beauty is in its subtlety. Great flavors that are at times hard to place, but really a delight.
Serving type: growler
10-18-2013 01:08:32 | More by TangTKE402
Two Hearted Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
95 out of 100 based on 9,995 ratings.